Opium Parfum

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Opium Parfum

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Opulence, decadence, overt sensuality--traits of the Oriental masterpiece designed by Yves Saint Laurent as an homage to the women obsessed with YSL Haute Couture and Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. A swooning quality is sensed from the outset: omnipotent notes of mandarin and bergamot have the air of the mystical with middle notes of myrrh and jasmine. A final accord of deep amber laced with Opoponaux imbues the scent with its celebrated rapture. In a chic Chinoiserie-inspired flacon.

The Parfum is the ultimate expression of perfumer’s art and the vision of Yves Saint Laurent.

ALCOHOL. PARFUM (FRAGRANCE). BENZYL SALICYLATE. LIMONENE. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. AQUA (WATER). LINALOOL. EUGENOL. GERANIOL. COUMARIN. ISOEUGENOL. CITRONELLOL. HEXYL CINNAMAL. BENZYL BENZOATE. HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE. CINNAMYL ALCOHOL. EVERNIA FURFURACEA EXTRACT. BENZYL ALCOHOL. CITRAL. BENZYL CINNAMATE. EVERNIA PRUNASTRI EXTRACT. AMYL CINNAMAL. FARNESOL. ALPHA-METHYL IONONE. "0YC02-2".

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Opium Parfum
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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Ruby V: I am hooked on this. There is nothing better. Sep 13, 2014
Roland W: Desperate attempt to find something remotely resembling the Opium EDT fragrance from the late 70s, the 80s and the 90s that my wife and I loved. Changing the fragrance after the acquisition by L'Oreal was an even greater gaffe than the formula change by Coca Cola. At least Coke recognized their mistake and rectified it. We are still hoping that L'Oreal will do the same for YSL Opium. Aug 28, 2014
Petra T: my favorite for over 30 years, long wear Jul 23, 2014
Mani M: Have used it before Jul 19, 2014
Roy G: This fragrance has been my favorite that I jave given my girlfriend and wife for 30 years. No other like it. Jul 13, 2014
Anita P: have worn opium for many many years and love it Jul 12, 2014
Deborah J C: I'v worn Opium Parfum for close to 30 yrs I'v always loved it. Have received lots of compliments on the scent. Jun 12, 2014
jingshu m: I like the perfume's bottle. May 14, 2014
Jordan C: Wife's birthday present and this is her favorite perfume. I try to buy this at a local department store but they no longer stock the perfume. They only have the Eau de Parfum, which poorly trained clerks have conned us into purchasing before. Apr 25, 2014
Jagtar L: My wife has used it before and loves it. Apr 11, 2014
Susan A: I have been using for along time. couldn't find in stores Feb 17, 2014
Robynne H: This is the only perfume that I have ever liked. I have always had great compliments when I wear it. I ran out years ago and tried other scents but this is the only perfume I can tolerate. The original Opium scent is subtle but alluring, and I love it. I hope this is the original or I will be seriously disappointed since this YSL site is my last hope of finding the original scent. I read that the original Opium is no longer available except on this site - I hope I was not mislead. Dec 25, 2013
lucie l: although i do not like it as much as the old scent. opium stilll the scent i like the most. Dec 23, 2013
william g: mom Dec 19, 2013
Mike C: Wife's favorite Dec 18, 2013
Leonard S: This is my wife's favorite perfum - and increasingly hard to get! Dec 16, 2013
Markj H: It is the only parfum my wife will wear Dec 11, 2013
William C: I've bought this perfume for many, many years for my wife...it's a tradition Dec 7, 2013
Kelly C: I've been using this perfume for 25 years I love it! Dec 6, 2013
RANDALL M: LOVE IT! Dec 4, 2013
James D: My wife has worn this perfume for years and we both love the fragrance! Dec 3, 2013
Tina T: I have worn Opium Perfume for 30 years. It is the sexiest perfume I have ever worn. I haven't met a man yet who does not like the scent of it. Dec 1, 2013
Constance G: I like it Nov 30, 2013
JERRY C: Wife's favorite Nov 27, 2013
Sharon K: my favorite perfume Nov 25, 2013
Marcia C: This is the only parfumerie I use and I love it! Oct 24, 2013
Marlene R: Best perfume ever made. I am allergic to many perfumes but love this one! (and so does my husband) Oct 12, 2013
MARCUS M: My wife is an amateur student of personal fragrance lore, and she wanted to try Opium. Of course, only the true Parfum strength will do! Sep 29, 2013
Karla H: This is the best if he opium fragrances. For some reason it is no longer sold at dept stores which is disappointing but am glad it is still available on line. Sep 28, 2013
Julia H: favorite Sep 27, 2013
Alec S: Some say one cannot buy "class". Purchase this parfum. Prove the neigh sayers wrong! Sep 25, 2013
Jacquelyn R: I have worn Opium for over 30 years. I haven't been able to find it for a long time. I was told at some dept stores it was no longer being made. I was so glad you emailed me to let me know. I can't find another parfum I like. Everyone keeps trying to sell me the cologne, it's just not the same. Opium is fabulous and subtle.
Jacquelyn
Sep 8, 2013
LAUREL S: Opium Parfum has been my favorite for 40 years. It's timeless fragrance is gentle but notable. Sep 7, 2013
Messeret S: For My Mother's Birthday. Aug 29, 2013
chris c: I love the original Opium perfume which appeared to be discontinued for a while. I hope this will duplicate the old formula. Aug 29, 2013
Shirley R: Using it for years, cant get it in stores anymore Aug 28, 2013
Jon K: Wife loves this fragrance and has used from the time it first came out. Aug 28, 2013
Ruby V: I love it! Aug 28, 2013
Maria M: Fragrance has been a favorite for years and it has become my trademark....love it.. Jun 28, 2013
Naomi P: OH! NO I JUST TOLLED ABOUT THIS MOST BEAUTIFUL ITEM EVEN I DID TRY TOM FORD &CHRISTION CAVALLI BUT NOTHING LIKE MY OPIUM THIS PARFUM WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO $320.00 FOR 1OZ. BUT IT WAS DISAPPEARED I'M NOT SURE WHY IT MAY BE TO HIGH PRICED ? OR PEOPLE COULDN'T FOR THE IT? BUT IT DOESN'T MATTLE STILL I HAVE MANY OPIUM WITH ME THANKS GOD. May 13, 2013
Ronald M: My significant other loves this fragrance and we have been unable to locate it in the major department stores, leading me to go online to please her. This parfum for her was worth the effort. Mar 19, 2013
Candace K: I have liked Opium for many years Jan 28, 2013
Patrick C: my wife wanted it Dec 14, 2012
Bert C: she likes it Dec 13, 2012
Joe D: It's the best - I'm just hoping it's still as good as the old formulation Dec 8, 2012
Michael M: My mom really wanted this since she has been using it for over 30 years. I'm a little worried since they changed the formula, but if she doesn't like it I can always return it :-) Dec 8, 2012
Edwin A: My wife loves the fragrance. Dec 7, 2012
Larry A: My wife loves this parfum. it's pricey but this is the best parfum on the market because it smells so good and it is so subtle.... Nov 26, 2012
Larry A: My wife loves this parfum. it's pricey but this is the best parfum on the market because it smells so good and it is so subtle.... Nov 26, 2012
Larry A: My wife loves this parfum. it's pricey but this is the best parfum on the market because it smells so good and it is so subtle.... Nov 26, 2012
Larry A: My wife loves this parfum. it's pricey but this is the best parfum on the market because it smells so good and it is so subtle.... Nov 26, 2012
Joan S: Gift for sister Nov 24, 2012
Betty H: Have used for years Nov 21, 2012
Janine Y: Have worn Opium for over thirty years! Love it! The scent makes me feel good... Nov 18, 2012
Cheryl G: I have loved this parfum since it was given to me as a gift over 20 years ago. I wear no other fragrance. It's opulent and luxurious while remaining a classic scent. Oct 20, 2012
Joan S: It was a gift for someone. Oct 17, 2012
Steven H: Because my wife love's has always loved Opium Parfum and it is our 31st wedding anniversary. I could think nothing better than this as a gift she has been out of it for years.

Steve
Sep 28, 2012
Michele W: I love the smell of Opium on me. I have used the parfum for decades, but now it is hard to find in a department store except in the spray application format. The spray format is NOT the same and does NOT have the lingering effect of the real parfum Sep 13, 2012
Sheryl F: Use this product & ran out Sep 7, 2012
Stewart S: My wife loves the parfum Sep 6, 2012
Kerry M: Most perfumes are too "flowery" (literally to the point of causing allergies) and smell, to me, too much alike. Opium is to these ubiquitously lukewarm, outmoded and faintly offensive emulsions a sensous and muscular treat . . . mysterious, exotic, achingly sexy and yes, haunting. I tell people I'm addicted to Opium--and when they smell me, they understand. Aug 25, 2012
Frank S. W: Wife's favorite for thirty years, and this seems to be the only remaining source. I realize it's probably no longer the original formulation, but I'm trusting YSL to get it as close as possible to the scent she remembers. Aug 8, 2012
Elyse S: For evenings out. Aug 7, 2012
Gilbert D: Have bought many times - good product - a classic Aug 4, 2012
sharon b: for the fragrance The bottle is too hard to manuver. Jun 11, 2012
Susan P: Its the best parfum I've ever tried. The scent is magnificent Jun 8, 2012
Marion C: It's my signature scent - and it has to be the perfume - not the spray. I feel naked without it. Everyone loves it. Jun 7, 2012
Barbara C: Ultimate favorite parfum. May 29, 2012
Jeffrey G: Her choice May 28, 2012
Jeffrey G: same May 28, 2012
Frank P: The most erotic parfum I have ever smelled. I love it when my wife wears it! May 27, 2012
Anne T: I love this fragrance and have been using it for years. May 5, 2012
j s: I have worn this since 1977 Apr 1, 2012
Karen S: Every woman who loves Opium needs to treat herself to this. It is special! Mar 29, 2012
Linda B: I have used this perfum for many years and always get compliments. 1 small size will last a year. I can no longer find it in major department stores. Mar 18, 2012
Liubov P: sexy parfume Mar 17, 2012
Richard B: she has had it for years Mar 12, 2012
Kelley R: I've been wearing the original Opium Parfum for 25 years. I tried others but was always disappointed and always came back. And now, I don't even bother trying others. I love the way this smells on me and I always get complimented when I wear it. Please don't stop making it! Feb 28, 2012
A shopper asked: Opium was my favorite purfume. Loved it, loved it. Bought some a few months ago, egads, what have they done to it? Doesn't smell wonderful like it did. I'm so upset about the change. Why, why, why would they change the formula???
I have been using Opium for over 30 years. I always got compliments on how good I smelled. Now no one notices. I won't buy it again in the future, UNLESS they go back to the original formula. Is there any place I can buy the original Opium?
Libra in Michigan
Oct 26, 2012
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David S: SHE IS CORRECT SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN FRAGRANCE SMELL AND MY WIFE HAS BEEN USING THIS PRODUCT FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS THE ONLY ONE SHE LIKES AND I LIKE I NOTICED A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE AS HER HUSBAND BUT NOT A GREAT DEAL THE OLDER ONE SEEMED TO HAVE A SWEETER AND MORE COMPELING FRAGRANCE . SO I WASNOT SURE WEATHER TO BUY IT AGAIN ESPECIALLY IF DOES NOT FULLY MEET OUR SATISFACTION FROM PREVIOUS YEARS ESEPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE. AS WE ATHLETES SAY THE BALL IS NOW IN YOUR COURT Oct 26, 2012
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Linda K: not at this site. It definitely is different and I won't buy it again Oct 30, 2012
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Sam K: The formula has changed. However, you can still find the original formula if you search for it. You can do a search for "Opium Perfume - Hard to Find" (or Vintage Opium Perfume)
Good luck
Apr 10, 2013
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Frances M: After reading the concern, I haven't ordered it. Oct 26, 2012
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Leah L: The formula has not changed, people are just buying the OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY or the
OPIUM EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY instead of the OPIUM PARFUM. The original is the OPIUM PARFUM which is not a spray and you have to dab it on. So if you buy the wrong one then yes there will be a difference.
Feb 19, 2013
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First Name L asked: I heard the YSL has changed the fragrance. Many people are not purchasing this item. Is this true?? Aug 26, 2012
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Laurie E: I noticed the difference right away :( I have been buying older versions off eBay for a while, but getting harder to find! I wrote customer service, and received the same BS answer....I sincerely doubt it is anything but price/profit driving the change..... Nov 17, 2013
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Cheryl B: A little confused, I called the customer service line and spoke to a representative. She told me that because they are selling internationally ( for over a year now) they had to change some of the ingredience to comply with international standards. She told me all opium sold now is of the new fragrance. The old no longer exists! She said it is so close that most people can't tell the difference. Now I am wondering because I bought some in January of this year but did not smell a difference. It had the orginal packaging as well. I am going to sample it at a department store. Sep 6, 2012
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Linda K: I purchased for my mother and she thinks that it doesn't smell the same. She's been wearing this fragrance for over 20 years and no longer cares for it. Aug 26, 2012
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Sam K: The formula has changed. However, you can still find the original formula if you search for it. You can do a search for "Opium Perfume - Hard to Find" (or Vintage Opium Perfume)
Good luck Apr 10, 2013
oswaldo r: I bought it through Internet and returned it. because I was not happy with the fragrance. I use Opium for more than 35 years. Bought it again from one certain store and not happy again. The only one I was satisfied was bought at a third store. It doesn't make sense, but that is the true.I 've got what I wanted. Aug 26, 2012
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Naomi P: Yes because charge to expensive 4 1oz $320.00 I remember so how many people can afford so could U please cut pricing dawn I have been using it from 1983 I was In Germany thank you have wonderful day God bless you. Aug 26, 2012
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Sam K: The formula has changed. However, you can still find the original formula if you search for it. You can do a search for "Opium Perfume - Hard to Find" (or Vintage Opium Perfume)
Good luck
Apr 10, 2013
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Pamela M: I have been wearing it for 30 years. The PURE perfume seems the same to me, but I have not been able to purchase it in any of the stores where I used to buy it....only online. Aug 26, 2012
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Cheryl G: No. The original fragrance is the same as it has been since I started wearing it over 20 years ago. It's my signature scent...the only parfum I wear. Oct 20, 2012
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Paul M: Not accoring to the person to whom I sent the OPIUM.

She has been using OPIUM for many years and would know if it had changed!
Aug 26, 2012
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Linda B asked: Is this the original opium tassled parfum? YSL changed to a new line this past year or so and I have been unable to find the old parfum in department stores. The new scent is not the same. I want to make sure this is the orignal scent before I purchase it. Feb 26, 2012
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William D: You are correct - it's hard to find in the old, usual places. This site appears to be the only source for the original Opium parfum. I've looked for it in duty free shops, Amazon, etc., with no success. I was pleased with the purchase and the prompt delivery.
-bill d.
Feb 27, 2012
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Sandra A: I bought my parfum from corporate and it was the same wonderful parfum as before the only thing is you can no longer get it in the 1/4 oz. size. I went to corporate because like youself I could no longer find it in department stores. Hope this helps. Sandy A Feb 27, 2012
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carol j: Yes, this is the original scent! Unfortunately it is only available through this site, but well worth it anyway you can and only in this quarter ounce. But be sure it is the hypnotic,alluring, spicy, yet fascinating oriiginal Opium. Feb 26, 2012
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Joan S: I hope so because I gave it as a gift. I have given this as a gift to my sister for the last 25 years. I was always able to bur it at Jordan Marsh now Macy's. The last one I was able to buy at Macy's was 2 years ago. Feb 27, 2012
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William N: Why is not YSL answering this question. They know whether they changed it or not. I give it as a gift and do not get feedback Feb 27, 2012
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Kelley R: Yes, this is the original scent. I was also unable to find in stores, so I went online to order. Feb 28, 2012
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Jefferey D: Is not Feb 27, 2012
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Lynda B asked: What happened to the original fragrance I have used for over 30 years? The new one is not the same nor as wonderful. May 18, 2013
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Louise C: Yes Lynda, I agree. The last bottle I purchased made me shudder, it smelled "old ladyish" in some way. The formula has definitely changed. Neither can you purchase a full ounce. I stopped wearing it after a while because it was giving me a headache. I am highly sensitive to fragrances likely due to my numerous allergies. I will no longer be purchasing my "signature scent" and have not sought any replacements, as it causes headaches to "sniff out" new scents. I am very sad about this. Hopefully you will find something to replace it with. Good luck. May 19, 2013
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Sally L: I agree with Lynda B.... its not the same . What are they doing to it..... I've ordering several times ...I even called and questioned about the change in fragrance.... the body cream and powder seem to be the original.... but that's all... please check this out..... May 22, 2013
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carol j: I don't notice a difference in the scent in the parfum but the eau de toilette definitely seems differemt. Lets che k with the company snd find out if there has neen a change in formula. May 27, 2013
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Robert G: I agree. I bought it for my wife and we were both disappointed. May 19, 2013
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Robert G: I agree. I bought it for my wife and we were both disappointed. May 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: what is the difference between toilette and parfum? Yes, this question is from a man! May 7, 2012
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jackee c: SINCE THE SENCE OF SMELL IS AN INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE, I LIKE THE TOILETTE WATER FOR SUMMERTIME & THE PERFUME FOR USE IN THE WINTER...IT'S A MATTER OF THE INTENSITY OF THE FRAGRANCE..I HAVE ENJOYED USING THE BODY POWDER AFTER BATHING FOR MANY YEARS & HAVE ALWAYS USED THIS PARTICULAR SCENT , SINCE IT IT AGREES WITH MY BODY CHEMISTRY & LEAVES A MOST PLEASING AROMA ON MY SKIN... May 7, 2012
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carol j: Toilette has alcohol and parfum is the oils Parfum is stronger and lasts longer. I personally use the toilette after showers/baths while skin is still wet. Then follow up with a bit of parfum on the pulse spots and any special area for a special sensory treat. Hope rhis helps. May 8, 2012
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Peter K: Parfums have a more robust oil base than toilettes, causing the scent to remain on the skin longer. In laypersons terms, parfums are stronger than toilettes, causing them to be more expensive. May 7, 2012
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Robert B: Parfum is the most concentrated form of a scent, lasts linfer and costs more than all the other forms of a scent. It also has a fuller richer smell than toilett. May 7, 2012
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Suzanne L: The parfum is much richer and lasts longer.

The toillette has an alcohol odor to ti.
May 8, 2012
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John P: I normally buy both for my friend. The parfum is (she believes) the best for her. I do agree. May 8, 2012
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Veronica S: surely you jest May 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: is this spray? I am looking for non spray one. Feb 5, 2013
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carol j: This is a sprau. Bit very easy to use and won't clog or break like someore inexpensive type bottles. I think you'll be happy with this sprayer. Feb 20, 2013
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Susan P: This is the orignal Parfum. It's not a spray. It's fantanstic. Hope this helps.
Susan
Feb 5, 2013
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Curtis H: Non-spray. Oil based. You dab it on. Feb 5, 2013
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Linda K: No, this is not a spray Feb 6, 2013
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Kathryn D: No it is not a spray. Feb 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle? Apr 15, 2014
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Janine Y: Hello from Janine!

First, move the cording out of the way. Then twist the stopper as you pull it out. It is in the bottle very firmly to start. Make sure you hold the bottle tightly in your other hand. Be careful when applying this product. I have knocked the bottle over twice, spilling its' precious contents and damaging my dtresser top. I think the Eau de Parfum form is safer to use. It is a spray. Of course, there is nothing like the intoxicating scent of pure Opium perfume.
Apr 15, 2014
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Michele W: A slow twist with a little upward pressure. Be gentle so to not spill. The top stopper has a rubber like boot on it so that it fits very tight. This is to limit lost from evaporation. Be patient, once you get use to the procedure it becomes quite natural. Apr 15, 2014
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Olesia B: You have to pull the cap straight up. It is not screwed onto the bottle. If the cap is stuck, move it around a little. Just be careful not to spill the contents. Apr 15, 2014
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Elena B: Gently twist the top and then pull the string from one side first, then another side. Make sure keep the bottle up right to avoid spillage. Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: do you have larger sizes in terms or fluid ounces? Oct 10, 2013
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Timothy K: I have not seen a size larger than 0.5 oz of the Opium parfum, either in stores or at the YSL online store, in over three years.
A shame has the 0.5 size goes much too quickly.
Please bring back the larger sizes in the parfum.
Oct 11, 2013
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Linda B: I ordered this last year through the YSL website since it is no longer available in Stores. I ordered the 15ml size. This size usually lasts me 10 months. You could check the website to see if there is a larger size. Oct 10, 2013
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Maria M: Yes, I have had this fragrance in every size and product they have ever made. I love it and have worn it for over 25 years... Oct 10, 2013
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Larry A: It would be great if you had a 2 oz size like I used to buy years ago in Philadelphia Oct 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: what size bottle is this? Oct 16, 2012
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Sharon P: the catalog page that comes up with the question shows this to be 1/2 ounce. The botlle here that looks like that is 1/2 ounce. There may be more than one size in similarly styled packaging.

Why would YSL not answer this themselves, or refer the question to the nearest retailer??
Oct 16, 2012
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Barbara W: You can not tell. I think that the company uses the same bottle in different sizes. I have that bottle in the 1.6 fl. oz size Oct 16, 2012
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carol j: One quarter ounce. Small bottle if you used to purchase tthe more cost effective large size.0 Oct 19, 2012
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Joan S: 1/2 ounce Perfume Oct 17, 2012
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A shopper asked: what are some key points to spoke a fake opium parfum? Jun 8, 2012
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carol j: The smell! The real Opium has a smooth oily feel as opposed to a thin alcohol base.. Also Yves St. Laurent is a world wide, well known brand. And Opium packaging is top drawer,.very distinguished.. Jun 10, 2012
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Barbara W: I really do not know. I always buy the parfum from a reliable website or store. I have purchased it at duty free shops, saks fifth avenue and the YSL website. Jun 10, 2012
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Suzanne L: The odor from Parfum is strong and beautiful. It has no alcohol or pungent odor to it at all.
It lasts longer than toilet water too.
Jun 9, 2012
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Susan P: Number one would be the price. Number 2 is you can't get it in the united states anymore Jun 8, 2012
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A shopper asked: opium for men? Mar 16, 2012
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Petra T: i have been wearing Opium parfum for over 30 years. My husband tried the men's version and it was no where near compatible or enjoyable. Apr 17, 2012
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Petra T: absolutely not. This has been my 'scent' for 30 years. Love it, but not on a man. Mar 16, 2012
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natalia b: sure,why not. Only in the right consistency. Mar 16, 2012
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Liubov P: no, for women Mar 17, 2012
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Barbara L asked: When was Opium changed - after wearing a few hours it most definitely is different? May 16, 2014
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Maria M: Barbara,

When you wear any parfum it changes after the top notes rub off...it is possible it is the reaction with your body chemistry....it changes on me but gets better and that change is really the essence of the fragrance....hope this helps.....

Maria
May 16, 2014
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Larry A: I buy it for my wife. She thinks it is different too. I think that YSL should answer this question: Did you tweak the formula? May 16, 2014
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Suzanne M: my husband does not notice a difference, He loves it even after ours of wear. May 16, 2014
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sharon b asked: why did u change the scent? i know ysl died and his significant other took over the corporation but why the change? Mar 28, 2014
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carol j: I don't why they changed the scent either. The only change needed was a new campaign. The scent was as timeless classic and readily identifiable as Chanel No5. You don't see them messing with that! But I continue to purxhasenit hoping they'll return to the original scent. Keep buying but keep questioning until we get it back. Mar 28, 2014
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carol j: I don't know why they changed the scent either but a new upgraded champaign is the only change they needed. The original was as timeless and classic as Chanel No5. Mar 28, 2014
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Ken K: She is correct and it has also become greasy. I will no longer buy it. You had a wonderful product that you ruined! Mar 28, 2014
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Jim H asked: Why can I not get opium Parfum outside the US? Oct 6, 2013
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Maria M: As far as I know, Macy's carries it in stores...even in small markets....but for the entire collection of products I order from YSL....wonderful and prompt service....the powder is awesome as is the bath/shower gel....and the body lotion makes your skin very soft...layering all these products make it last longer through out the day...love it and have worn it for years and years.... Oct 10, 2013
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Frances M: The parfum was only available in upscale stores in the past. Now they don't carry it. I have to buy it from YSL directly. Oct 6, 2013
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Jim H: Frances, thanks for the reply. I have seen it only on the YSL US website but they will not ship internationally and I can not find it in the UK or Europe. My wife has used this perfume for years and now can't buy it anywhere.

Jim Oct 7, 2013
Daniel M: I HAVE NO IDEA, BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER ORDERED OPIUM PARFUM OUTSIDE THE US. Oct 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am almost out of my opium perfum and am hesitant to buy it since the formula is new, I loved the old formula and have worn it for over 30 years. Dang why do they have to mess with a good thing. Will you go back to the orginial formula? Nov 27, 2012
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Veronica S: As you I also have enjoyed this formula for over 30 years, and was dissapointed when I could not buy it at the department store perfume counter however, I was able to buy the "old" formula again on the YSL site. Enjoy!
Veronica
Nov 27, 2012
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Robert B: I bought this for my wife who wore it most of her life when younger. She returned it saying that it was not the same as it used to be. Something about missing lower notes (I think, or something like that). Nov 27, 2012
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carol j: Buy it. Not a noticeable difference. Nov 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: In my opiniion, this IS NOT the original scent. Am I correct? Feb 28, 2012
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Horst T: My wife has to agree that this is NOT the original scent. She still has Opium Parfum she purchased a while ago and it does not smell the same. Mar 7, 2012
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Ron S: My wife has been using the Parfum for years, and we recently purchased some from directly from Yves Saint Laurent. Neither she nor I can detect any difference in this and older bottles. She did have an older bottle which we used for comparison purposes.
Be aware that there are third party retailers on the internet that are selling the Parfum at a substantial discount. A number of customers have stated that the scent of these bottles seems to be different.
May 12, 2012
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Louella R: I have used Opium Parfume for many years and it appears to be the same as the original scent on me.

Louella
Feb 29, 2012
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Divan B asked: Please can someone tell me how to open the pure parfum bottle? Apr 15, 2014
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Kelly P: It has a stopper that you twist to open ... Apr 15, 2014
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Divan B: Thank you so much. Apr 15, 2014
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Fifi M asked: I have an old, refillable YSL Opium perfume bottle (7.5 mgs). Is it possible to buy refills for this bottle any more? Jun 29, 2013
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Tim F: Only in France. I'm having trouble finding real parfume at all in the States at all, regardless of the container. Anything that I find in the States comes in it's own bottle already. Jun 29, 2013
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Holly R: Opium has been my winter fragrance for years. In the past few years, it has vanished from the usual high end department stores.
I researched sources and ordered directly from the YSL site. The Opium parfum that I received is the original product. I have reordered with the same results.
Hope this helps you, Fiona.
Jul 10, 2013
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Fifi M: Hi Holly,
Thanks for the info. I'll check out the website.
Best to you, Fifi M Jul 11, 2013
Blanche D asked: Is it true that Opium Parfum has changed its formula and no longer smells as it did in the past? Thanks Dec 30, 2012
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Katalin D: I have been using Opium PERFUME for the past 20 + years. I purchased my latest bottle of Opium PERFUME from the Yves Saint Laurant website on October 2011, at that time, the fragerence was still the same as before. I could not find the PERFUME in department or other stores, these stores only have the eau the toilette, eau the parfume etc. Those products obviously do not have the same fragerence as the perfume.
Hopefully the formula has not been changed since Oct. 2011.
Jan 2, 2013
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Veronica S: THere is a new version at Department stores it is true, however I purchased mine through the YSL web site. The ones available at stores are in a new oackageing, different bottle. If you buy the one from YSL here, it is the same as before. Ive been using the parfum since about 1970, I can tell you it has not changed, as long as you get the same looking bottle shown here. Dec 30, 2012
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clip c asked: can I buy in a sample size? Jul 31, 2012
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Susan P: There is know place I know of that will have small samples of the Opium Parfum.
Susan
Jul 31, 2012
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Veronica S: That I cannot answer. Jul 31, 2012
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A shopper asked: How many ounces is contained in this bottle? Jun 11, 2012
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Nora P: 0.5 oz. and worth it! I bought my last bottle 9 (nine) months ago, I wear it every day and still have 1/2 bottle left. Jun 12, 2012
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Linda K: 0.5 fl oz. Jun 12, 2012
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Yolanda C asked: is it only available in this bottle with the tassel for $175.00.if it available in the more expensive bottle and same fragrance, why can't I get it in the clear bottle($80.00 or so)...sell it in both the old bottle(clear) with the same fragrance as the $175..00 and the new bottle (dark amber perfume)the new fragrance( hardly smells)...you still make it for $175.00 anyway in the strong fragrance.......so just bring it back in the clear bottle...pleaseeeeeeeeee....???? Sep 1, 2013
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kari r asked: I just finished a comment to you but forgot to read the comments. Glad to know so many others agree. And that the original Opium is not available at department stores, but can be ordered on the YSL online. I would like to order the 1.6 full oz. non spray bottle. Where?
Kari Rugh
Denver CO
Feb 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am looking for non spray perfume. you are the only one has this. I called so many stores in oregon and washington. please notfy me in February or after April 2013. Do not contact me in March 2013.

where do I get it in Seattle or Oregon? ( non spray ones).
Feb 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm reading about the change in the fragrance. Is this $175 bottle the old or the new formula? Dec 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: AFTER READING THIS,I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED! I BOUGHT MY DAUGHTER A BOTTLE SEVERAL YEARS BACK BUT I WAS PAYING COLLEGE BILLS ,ETC ! SO,I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN IT IS THE SAME AS I GOT HER?
THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY I COULD SPEND ON SOMETHING WAITED?
Nov 20, 2012
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Pamela R asked: I am hoping one of you so familiar with Opium can help me out. I was given a gift set awhile back and believe it or not, I have a 2.5 oz body lotion never used and a small bottle I think is around 50-75 ml. I can no longer wear it and decided to put them on Ebay. I can't believe there have been no bids with how low starting price is. But the problem I have is recalling the amt in this little bottle and can not read the bottom well enough to be certain. I am not even certain about what it is. because he seems stronger than a toilette and it is not a spray. It seems to large of an amt to be a parfum though. Not sure if YSL changed bottle sizes of product when they were making changes??? I had an email asking me about the amt, due to an error in listing that Ebay filled in based on another prod I was using for help listing. First time listing. If anyone could help I would be SOOO grateful. Anything you can tell me would be fantastic. I don't want to basically just give this away and so please HELP! Anything offered will be appreciated. I think you folks would be better to ask than calling the number here, because not all customer service staff will know this type of stuff. I thank you in advance for your time and kindness.
Thanks, Pam
Sep 23, 2012
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rosemary l asked: To customer service,

Is this the original Opium Parfum? Why would you have it and can not find elsewhere?.

Thanks
Jul 23, 2012
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Customer Reviews

Opium Parfum

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After being unable to find Opium in the parfum version at any of my local department stores, I was thrilled to find it online here. I immediately ordered two bottles! When it arrived, I applied some fragrance right away. I am just heartbroken! The scent is NOT the same as the Opium parfum I have loved wearing for years. Indeed, I compared the ingredients of my "old" packaging to the new, and they are different. Why oh why change perfection? The original Opium was incomparable. Please go back to that formula!

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Useful NOT useful 123 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I know many of us love, love LOVE the scent of Opium we adored in the 1980s and 1990s, but this frangrance has been DESTROYED, imo, by the reformulation abomination in 2010. Ladies and gentlemen, don't be fooled by the packaging! Anything you buy that's currently offered by Yves Saint Laurent (L'Oreal) is NOT the "original Opium" we loved from the past. YSL, PLEASE bring back the old stuff!!

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Useful NOT useful 74 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

about a year ago I purchased my favorite scent of all time only to find out it had been changed from the fragrance I loved so much in the 80s and 90s. Sadly this change was not for the better. Based on what I've read here and on the internet it seems many others feel the same. PLEASE YSL, bring back the original!

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Useful NOT useful 55 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I have used this product since it's introduction in the 70's when I went out on the town alot. I was very social, dating and dancing.

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Useful NOT useful 51 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I was using opium 25 years ago. Love it, Love it, Love it! Still do. Had all sorts of compliment from Strangers asking, and really liking the smell. Most of the Strangers were women, who I think sometimes can be the harshest critics. Standing in a grocery line, Shopping, etc. People and I love this smell :)

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Useful NOT useful 52 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

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